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How to connect Bluetooth headphones to your Fitbit

Take your tracks with you where ever you go.
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August 11, 2022

Listening to music or podcasts while out on a run or at the gym is a great way to pass the time. While you could choose to bring your phone along or listen to the gym’s terrible tracks, you could also directly connect your Bluetooth headphones or earbuds to some Fitbit smartwatches. But how do you do this? We explore the process below, uncover which devices support the feature, and more.

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Activate your headphones' pairing mode, open the Settings app on your Fitbit watch, and find the Bluetooth section. Find your Bluetooth headphones on the nearby devices list and tap on them to initiate pairing.

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Which Fitbit devices support Bluetooth headphone connections?

A brief list of devices currently supports Bluetooth headphone and audio connections. Notably, none of the company’s fitness trackers pack this feature, which means you’ll need to purchase one of the company’s smartwatches to enjoy Bluetooth music playback.

Fitbit devices that support Bluetooth headphone connections include:

While the Fitbit Ionic also supports Bluetooth audio, the company has announced a recall for this device. Therefore, we don’t recommend using this device in the future.

See also: The best Fitbit smartwatches and trackers

How to connect Bluetooth headphones to your Fitbit

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Sense and Versa 3

  1. Firstly, you’ll need to activate the pairing mode on your Bluetooth headphones.
    • Usually, this involves pressing and holding the power button on your headphones for a certain period but consult your device’s user manual for details.
  2. Now, on your Fitbit smartwatch, open the Settings app.
  3. Select Vibration & audio.
  4. Head to the Bluetooth section and tap Manage devices.
  5. Swipe up to the Other devices section.
  6. When your headphones appear on the list, tap on them to initiate the pairing process.
  7. Once pairing is complete, a checkmark will appear on the watch’s display.

Versa 2 and Versa

  1. Once again, you’ll need to activate the pairing mode on your Bluetooth headphones.
  2. Open the Settings app on your watch.
  3. Select Bluetooth.
  4. Tap + Audio Device, and wait for your watch to find your Bluetooth headphones.
  5. Once it appears on the list, tap on it to initiate the pairing process.
  6. Once pairing is complete, a checkmark will appear on the watch’s display.

See also: Everything you need to know about Fitbit’s music support


FAQs

No. The Fitbit Charge 5 does not support Bluetooth audio connections. You can, however, still control the music playing on your phone.

Fitbit currently supports three music services, namely Spotify, Deezer, and Pandora. You can also add your own music to your Fitbit smartwatch. Download the Fitbit Connect app on your PC or Mac, then tap the Manage My Music tile. On your watch, tap the Music app > Transfer music. Finally, head back to the desktop app and tap the gear on the top-right corner to import folders to the app.

Importantly, Fitbit is discontinuing Connect app on October 13, 2022, and with it music transfers from your PC to your tracker. There’s no clear alternative solution provided just yet, but we’ll be sure to update this section once more details are made available.

Fitbit doesn’t specify which Bluetooth headphones are supported, but it should include most of today’s products.

On the Versa and Versa 2, head back to the Settings app > Bluetooth > find your headphones and tap Remove > confirm by tapping Yes. On the Sense and Versa 3, open the Settings app > Vibration & audio > Bluetooth > Manage devices > tap the device you wish to remove and confirm by tapping Yes.

Yes. Fitbit also supports Bluetooth speakers.

You can connect up to eight Bluetooth audio devices to your supported Fitbit smartwatch.